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Auerbachs Keller Leipzig

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Grimmaische Strasse 2-4, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 216100
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Greenville NC
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was supposed to meet a group of colleagues and arrived very late, when the large restaurant was already nearly empty. The hostess did not wish to help me find my party and even discouraged me from searching for the table of 17 people on my own. I will never return!

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New York City
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have stressed, there are 2 parts to Auerbachs. One is very much a beer hall. The other is quite different, a historic restaurant in an atmosphere-rich setting. Verdict: Great service. Great setting. Marvelous fixed-price multi-cource meals, centering on traditional Saxon dishes. An astounding wine list. Every visitor to Leipzig deserves to treat herself or himself to Auerbachs.

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Thank ChuckNYC
Dresden, Germany
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On one hand you have the food, which is spectacular in itself, red cabbage and Saxon beef is out of this world! On the other hand you have the amazing history behind the restaurant, it's place forever enshrined in history within Goethe's "Faust". If you visit Leipzig you have to come by, the food can be a bit expensive but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The other reviews sum the place up fairly well - the atmosphere is fun and the food is fine but not great. I travel overseas a couple of times a year and the service for my group was the worst that I have ever experienced. We had a simple misunderstanding that could have been (and in fact was) cleared up... More 

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London, Canada
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn here by the connection to the Faust story. But, apart from the name and a statue at the top of the stairs....there is no history value here. It's just a (very) expensive restaurant....and they want non-spenders to move on quickly.

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Thank museum-a-day
Auerbachs Kelle... L, Geschäftsführer at Auerbachs Keller Leipzig, responded to this review

Dear museum-a-day Thank you for visiting us. Too bad, that you could not enjoy your stay here. It is correct, that we want non-spenders to move on quickly, because primarily we are a restaurant. You can discover our history in one of our guided tours through the cellar. They take place every day (with application) at 11.30 am and 3... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful interior and atmosphere, the history oozes from its muralled walls, superb food, dark beer and waitress service.

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cape Town
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Auerbach is more about its ambiance and its place in history than about its food. Midway between the Nikolai Kirche and the Thomas Kirche, both Bach's employers at the time, the great componist is rumoured to have had a regular rest at Auerbachs. As a student Goethe often visited there, and Auerbach indeed features in Faust. Therefore it was something... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, expedient service. If I lived in Leipzig, I doubt I would eat here, as I prefer smaller establishments. But as a tourist it is in a convenient location, and it is an experience that is worthwhile.

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Marlborough
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212 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a famous place, with its legendary Faustian associations, great wall paintings, and wonderful atmosphere. But the food has become stodgy; old Saxon favourites were somewhat indigestible - compared with the last time we visited. And it is very crowded; despite booking we got a poor table, behind a pillar.

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Thank Arnoldbakers
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The Keller is quite a special place, where for example Goethe used to come. There was some entertainer dressed as a devil, which thankfully didn't come to our table, maybe that was a private party. The food was absolutely wonderful!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, International, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grimmaische Strasse 2-4, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig>  > Zentrum
  • Neighborhood: Zentrum
  • Phone Number: +49 341 216100

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